Our Team

Lisa Ward, Executive Director, graduated from Loyola University with a BBA in Finance, and a Master’s Degree in Real Estate from the University of Baltimore.  While she is a life-long native of Baltimore, her knowledge and expertise in real estate finance, and  development of housing programs on both the west coast, and internationally. allows her a wider view of potentials in the housing marketplace.  Lisa is also a licensed General Appraiser, with over 30+ years experience within the private sector development industry, as well as working within the top levels of State government.  This gives her a unique understanding of the necessary private/public elements to bring together like-minded partnerships in creative ways to expand affordable housing in the greater Baltimore area.  Lisa is passionate about homelessness, and active in her community.  She lives in Severna Park, with her husband, and two children.  

Jennifer Hoenscheid, Associate Director, joined IHI in 2013 as the program manager for the Bailey Consent Decree (ELAP). Ms. Hoenscheid graduated with a math degree from the College of William and Mary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She has extensive background in program management and currently oversees management of the decree, to include Reasonable Accommodations and the Community Development Block Grant.

Kellie Carrington is the Program Case Manager for the Bailey Consent Decree. She holds an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Norfolk State University. She oversees day to day operations of the decree, leads Case Management of the clients, and is the liaison with the property managers. Ms. Carrington has extensive case management experience dealing with persons with disabilities both while working with IHI and for the previous five years as a Case Manager at other firms including facilitating workshops for inmates that addressed housing and healthcare.

Jennifer Dorsey is the Lead Development Manager for IHI. She graduated from Baltimore City Community College with a certificate in Real Estate / Business Management. She also oversees day to day operations of the development projects and casework management, and assists with property managers and regional directors. Ms. Dorsey has an extensive background with seven years of property management and housing specialist experience dealing with all HUD and local government policies and programs.